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Nov. 28, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

Whitley named teacher of year

Jennifer Whitley is the 2014 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year.

Nov. 28, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Demko leaving to manage High Point

Monroe’s finance director and former interim manager Greg Demko was named the new manager of the City of High Point.


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Waxhaw will move to temporary town hall

Waxhaw’s Town Hall will be soon relocated to 1150 Broome Street until a more permanent location can be found.


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

Small business makes bid for slice of holiday pie

Small Business Saturday will soon be here and many local businesses and organizations are encouraging people to support local small businesses that day.


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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Defending SCC champs return 10 starters

Piedmont's wrestling program has been the strongest in Union County for a half-dozen years, and has back most of last year's team that went 28-7 in dual-team competition. The Panthers, who start just one senior, open the season Wednesday against the team that put them out of the postseason last year, and will also take on the five-time defending 4A state champions.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

Weddington whips Reynolds, reaches third round

Weddington improved to 12-1, breaking the school record for wins in a season, with a 45-18 home win over A.C. Reynolds in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs on Friday. Of the five Union County teams that reached the second round, three of them advanced with lopsided wins.

Cuthbrtson 48, Asheboro 14

Monroe 67, Ashe County 14

Lincolnton 28, Parkwood 12

Murphy 50, Union Academy 16

 


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Mavs' Wotell signs with Arizona

Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Warriors' Watts inks with UNC

Star combo guard Stephanie Watts made it official on Wednesday, signing a Letter of Intent with the UNC Tar Heels. Watts accepted North Carolina's scholarship offer as a sophomore.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Union residents in 'Steel Magnolias' production

Wadesboro’s Ansonia Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Nov. 7 with one of the most beloved shows of all time. “Steel Magnolias,” set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is a classic tale centered around a group of gossipy southern ladies and the bonds that hold them together. The show runs for two weekends, November 7-9 and 14-16.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.